Imran Awan Deputy Director of the Centre for Applied Criminology at Birmingham City University

Imran Awan is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Birmingham City University . He has taught on a variety of modules, such as international policing, policing cyber crime, terrorism theory and violent extremism and terrorism. He has published widely in the area of counterterrorism, human rights, and policing and recently co-edited the book 'Policing Cyber Hate, Cyber Threats and Cyber Terrorism' (Ashgate 2012). In March 2010 he was invited by the Office for Security and Counter-Terrorism to a Prevent Seminar held in London to discuss government policy on how best to prevent violent extremism. In 2011 Imran was also invited by the Equality and Human Rights Commission to take part in a review of UK Government Counter-terrorism legislation and the impact it had upon the Human Rights Act. He is an ambassador for the Make Justice Work Campaign and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Imran is a member of the Advisory Committee for the Measuring Anti-Muslim Attacks Project organised by Faith Matters, a non-profit organisation which hopes to show the scale of the problem of Islamophobia and provide support for victims and is the Founder and Director of the Ethnic Minority Research Network in Criminology. Imran's latest co-edited book entitled: 'Extremism, Counter-Terrorism and Policing' is published by Ashgate and due for release in July 2013.

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